Gabrielle Paris Gagnon is an associate of the Corporate/Commercial Law group. She specializes in technology and business law.

Gabrielle advises and represents primarily clients who are integrating deep learning into their business model.

She has a Master’s in Comparative Law with a focus on civil liability and artificial intelligence in the stock market. Her experience and university studies help her understand the legal, strategic, and commercial issues faced by clients.

Before joining Fasken, Gabrielle practised with a multi-sectoral boutique firm providing services to start-ups and at a civil and commercial litigation firm.

Louis Lespérance is an associate within the Corporate/Commercial law group. Specializing in emerging technologies, Louis advises and represents start-up and high-growth technology companies. He mainly acts in matters related to their financing and corporate reorganizations.

Louis joined the Fasken team as a student in 2016 and as an articling student in 2018. In the course of his university studies, Louis completed the Universidad de Costa Rica’s summer program as well as an exchange program with the University of Tel -Aviv. The experience he acquired abroad allowed him to complete his Bachelors with the International Option.

Aside from his interest in politics, Louis plays tennis and is an avid scuba diver.

Adam Saskin is a partner in both the firm’s Corporate/Commercial Law Group and Real Estate Law Group.

His Corporate/Commercial practice focuses on advising start-ups and technology companies from formation through to exit, as well as M&A, private equity, venture capital, equity and debt financing.

In the context of Adam’s Real Estate practice, he has extensive experience in acquisitions and dispositions, the structuring and formation of real estate funds, financing and commercial leasing matters.

Before joining Fasken Martineau, Adam Saskin practiced at a national US firm in Boston and another law firm in Montreal.

Jean-Nicolas Delage is the co-leader of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group and specializes in intellectual property strategy for rapidly growing technological clients.

Jean-Nicolas often helps clients with intellectual property matters during commercial transactions, including licensing, cooperation agreements, due diligence investigations, etc. He participates in implementing patent pools in the wake of new standards adopted by standard-setting bodies and advises clients on intellectual property issues that raise the standardization process. He also contributes to developing intellectual property management strategies and policies for grant agencies and businesses forming part of a research consortium that includes the government, businesses, universities and government research centres.

Christian Jacques co-chairs the Montreal Startup/Emerging Tech practice group since 2012. He specializes in angel/venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, for high-growth emerging companies.

Christian’s clients range from start-up companies in the earliest stages to well-established public companies, as well as angels, private equity and venture capital funds.

He also provides strategic counseling in a broad range of industries, including software as a service, big data, virtual reality, augmented reality, internet of things, 3D printing, medtech, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, neurotechnology, blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Costa focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, information technology, and start-ups, including in the context of complex multi-jurisdictional cross-border transactions.

Before entering law, Costa worked in social media, web site design and programming, and has a keen understanding of the practical commercial and legal problems faced by small businesses and startups in the information technology sector.

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